Yuval Katz is a Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media at Loughborough University. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, holding a joint appointment at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Global Communication (CARGC) and the Centre on Digital Culture and Society (CDCS). Yuval holds a PhD from the University of Michigan. 

Yuval is currently working on a book manuscript titled “Mending the peaces: Media encounters and the future of peace in Israel/Palestine”, where he argues for a new peace agenda in Israel/Palestine, one that is based on relationships between ordinary people rather than diplomats. Looking at television dramas, a digital activist project and the work of journalists, the projects triangulates data from these distinct media spaces, looking at popular texts and media industry practices simultaneously. The book provides a case for looking beyond ideological divides as encounters through, in and for media between ostensible enemies generate a new potential for peace. 

  • Katz, Y. (2023). Beyond Peace: Media Encounters Between Israeli Jews and Palestinians as a New Potential for connection in the face of violent conflict. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 0(0). doi:10.1177/13678779231193447
  • Katz, Y. (2022). When Media Events Fail: The Transformation of the Israeli Peace Discourse at the Funeral of Shimon Peres. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 39(2), 63-77. doi: 10.1080/15295036.2021.1999481
  • Katz, Y. (2020). Interacting for Peace: Rethinking Peace Through Interactive Digital Platforms. Social Media + Society, 6(2). doi: 10.1177/2056305120926620
  • Sonnevend, J., & Katz, Y. (2020). Capturing Hearts: The Coverage of Iran’s Charm Offensive during the 2015 Nuclear Deal Negotiations in the American and Israeli Press. Journalism Studies, 21(11), 1551–1570. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2020.1771194
  • Katz, Y., & Shifman, L. (2017). Making sense? The Structure and Meanings of Digital Memetic Nonsense. Information, Communication & Society 20(6), 825–842. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1291702